Weekly Bulletin – April 16 – 20, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 16 – 20, 2018

TAX DAY

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: TAX DAY, April 17, 2018:  Every year since 1955, taxes have been due on April 15 … except for sometimes. Like the last two years. And this year. Tax Day falls on April 17 for 2018. That’s the deadline for filing your 2017 federal tax return, the last day to make a contribution to an individual retirement account for it to count against 2017 income, the deadline to file a tax extension, and the day when quarterly estimated tax payments are due for those who make them.

 

So why is Tax Day on April 17 this year? Basically, it’s due to a combination of the 15th falling on a Sunday and a holiday unique to Washington, D.C., hitting on Monday the 16th. The nation’s capital celebrates Emancipation Day to mark the date that President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves there in 1862. While it’s a local holiday, it affects when taxes are due.

Last year, Tax Day was even later due to similar circumstances: the 15thwas on a Saturday and Emancipation Day was celebrated on Monday the 17th. So taxes last year were due April 18. In 2019 Tax Day will return to April 15th.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

JUNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Junior Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website. This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size. This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers. It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone. If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks! Bettie Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

GRADUATION SPEAKER TRYOUTS: Seniors…come try out to become a speaker at Graduation! Sign Ups are posted on Ms. Marshman’s door. Sign up by April 27th.

 

JUNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Juior Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Chinese Karaoke Contest: Friday, April 20

Aloha Food Festivsl:  Friday, April 27

Spring Concert:  May 1

Senior Prom:  May 19

Graduation:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:00pm, Bill Graham Auditorium  

College & Career Center announcement for 4/16-4/22/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

Mission Bit.: 4/18 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Through project based learning we aim to teach both core computer science concepts as well as the practical skills that are required to build web sites and applications today.  Our summer program offers introductory and advanced courses that last 6 weeks. In addition to our classes, we take students on field trips to Bay Area tech companies, offer career and college advising related to the technology field, and provide an opportunity to showcase their group projects during our Demo Day event at the end of the term.  Registration Deadline is May 11, 2018 at 5pm.  To register:  https://www.missionbit.com/programs/

Women Wanted to Electrify the World: 4/21 @ 9am-1pm @ 4056 Mission St. SF: Start your career right out of high school: Become a Union Electrician: great pay (starting pay $26.40), great benefits.  Come check it out. Free Breakfast/Lunch & Prizes. To RSVP: 415-554-1809

UC Berkeley’s Cal Day: 4/21 @ 9am-4pm @ UCB campus: This is a FREE open house for admitted seniors and students interested in learning more about UCB.  11am-12pm: MET info: Get a BS in Business & BS in Engineering in the same program. Check website for more details.

 

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school. Registration is open:tinyurl.com/HSOC2018  Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip: tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip    

Interested in volunteering part-time or full-time for one of the three leading candidates to be San Francisco’s next mayor? You can help any of these candidates with volunteer recruitment, phone banking, database management or strategizing. You will gain experience in the political sphere and with professional development.

For information about volunteering in London Breed’s campaign for mayor: flynn@londonformayor.com  or to apply:https://goo.gl/Hr2Ce2  

To volunteer for Jane Kim’s campaign for mayor: https://join.janekim.org/page/s/join-jane?source=nav  

And to help with Mark Leno’s campaign to become mayor: http://www.markleno.com/  

There are other candidates for mayor as well. So stay informed and get involved.

For 9th, 10th, & 11th:

National College Fair (NACAC): 4/28 2 1:30pm-4:30pm @ Cow Palace @ 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City: This is the largest nation-wide FREE college fair.  There is about 300-500 colleges from around the country and around the world here.  It’s better to RSVP. To RSVP or for more info.: www.NACACFAIRS.ORG/SAN-FRANCSICO

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 4/10 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 11th & 12th

Moving Up!  Getting Ready for Life After High School: 4/18 @ 4pm @ 2012 Pine St. SF: Free workshops on transition to college, healthy life styles, workforce readiness.  Free food & raffles to win a chromebook! Please RSVP with Vicki in RM 209 or email her: vkong@jcyc.org

For 11th:

Summer Start by JCYC Educational Talent Search: Every Tues. & Thur. from 6/12-6/28 @ 1:30pm-4pm @ CCSF Main Campus @ 50 Phelan Ave. MUB 357: To Prepare current juniors to get ready for senior year: free snacks, field trip on 6/20 and workshops on different topics you need to know.  To RSVP: talk to Vicki in RM 209.

Free College Fly-In Program: Some colleges start to put out free fly-in program to visit their campus in the fall.  This is a fun opportunity and you will learn a lot about their communities. Please check the updated College Fly-In Program list:http://galileoweb.org/college/flyin/

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  Check them out. https://scholarmatch.org/student  

For 12th:

FRISCO Day: 5/4: A district wide college transitional event for all seniors.  For seniors who will not be attending a 4-year college next year, they will all go to CCSF for different workshops and programs.  Please pick up a permission slip from RM 258F, or RM 209 or from your counselor. The form must be signed by parents and returned to RM 258F by 4/26.  For seniors who will go to a 4-year college, they will stay on campus and will go to a 4th period assembly.

CCSF App. Workshop: 4/18 & 4/25 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, this is your last chance to apply for CCSF for fall 2018.

CCSF All-In-One Days: 4/21 & 4/28 @ 8:30am-3pm @ CCSF Main Campus: Earn priority registration by taking either or both English & Math placement exams, do orientation, and the counseling appt.  To RSVP: email: testing@ccsf.edu or call 415-239-3124. Must have CCSF ID so apply: ccsf.edu/apply

PEP @ Skyline College: 4/21 @ 8am-4pm @ Skyline College: This is an all-in-one day event where you can complete assessments, meet with an Academic Counselor, attend orientation, and tour the campus.  For more Q’s:skyoutreach@smccd.edu or call 650-738-7166. To register: skylinecollege.edu/pep

Funding Black Futures: Award Letter Review: 4/21 @ 10am-1pm @ Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA: This is a FREE event for African American seniors in the district.  This event will help you and your family to review and compare financial aid awards from your colleges to make a financially-informed decision by the 5/1 decision deadline.  Light breakfast & catered lunch provided & great raffle prizes! We can also help you complete FAFSA, finish community college apps. or answer any financial aid questions you still have.  To RSVP: tinyurl.com/blackfutures

Scholarship Awards: If you win any scholarship awards, please give Michael (RM 209) a copy of your notification or email him the info.: michaell@uaspire.org.  We will need this info. by 4/27 in order to print your name and scholarship award on the graduation program.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information. If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin – April 9 – 13, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 9 – 13, 2018

NATIONAL GRILLED SANDWICH DAY

Thursday, April 12, 2018

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY:

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is observed annually on April 12th.  Listed in a reader’s opinion poll, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are among one of the top comfort foods in the United States.

According to food historians, cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, enjoyed across the world in many cultures.  The United States modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. Originally it was made as an open-faced sandwich.

United States government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are versatile thanks to the ability to mix and match cheeses, bread, and seasonings.  Adding sauteed vegetables or herb-infused oils can elevate this simple comfort food to a whole other level.  

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

SOPHOMORE HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 10th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website. This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size. This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers. It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone. If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks! Bettie Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

sophomore HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 19th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Chinese Karaoke Contest: Friday, April 20

Aloha Food Festivsl:  Friday, April 27

Spring Concert:  May 1

Graduation:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:00pm, Bill Graham Auditorium  

College & Career Center announcement for 4/9-4/15/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

C.A.M.P. SF Info.: 4/11 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is an extremely low cost 3 day summer camp for girls and boys in separate camps.  Application deadline is 4/27. For more details or to apply: http://camp-sf.org/index.html

Le Cirque Debut & Hair Show: 4/11/18 @ 8pm (door opens at 7pm) @ DNA Lounge @ 375 11th St. SF: This is hosted by the SF Institute of Esthetic & Cosmetology.  To RSVP: placement@SFIEC.edu

Make Money While Reducing Underage Tobacco Sales!: 4/12 @ Lunch time @ Courtyard: The Youth Decoy Program is a statewide initiative that exists to put a stop to underage tobacco sales by recruiting teenagers to operate as undercover agents who attempt to purchase tobacco products and also able to earn money.  This may strengthen your college applications and work resumes, as well as work to stop the injustice of underage tobacco sales.

Open Studio @ Academy of Art University (AAU): 4/14 @ 10am-4pm @ Varies AAU campuses:  FREE campus tour and will include a lot of helpful topics.  Portfolio work is always welcome, but not required. Bring friends! Bring family! Bring an open mind and discover what your future holds.  For more details or to RSVP: https://www.academyart.edu/about-us/news-events/events/open-houses/2018/april/sf-open-studio

TeenTechSF@MarchForScience: 4/14 @ 11am-4pm @ Kaiser Convention Center, 10 10th Street, Oakland: Take a stand for fact-based decision-making and support STEM! March starts at Lake Merritt Amphitheater.  Look for TeenTechSF Booth with Hands-on Tech Demos at the Kaiser Convention Center! All the details at: Bay Area March for Science.  Register at: March for Science Eventbrite

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school. Registration is open:tinyurl.com/HSOC2018  Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip: tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip    

Interested in volunteering part-time or full-time for one of the three leading candidates to be San Francisco’s next mayor? You can help any of these candidates with volunteer recruitment, phone banking, database management or strategizing. You will gain experience in the political sphere and with professional development.

For information about volunteering in London Breed’s campaign for mayor: flynn@londonformayor.com  or to apply:https://goo.gl/Hr2Ce2  

To volunteer for Jane Kim’s campaign for mayor: https://join.janekim.org/page/s/join-jane?source=nav  

And to help with Mark Leno’s campaign to become mayor: http://www.markleno.com/  

There are other candidates for mayor as well. So stay informed and get involved.

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF. Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018  Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip: tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

 

For 9th, 10th, & 11th:

National College Fair (NACAC): 4/28 2 1:30pm-4:30pm @ Cow Palace @ 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City: This is the largest nation-wide FREE college fair.  There is about 300-500 colleges from around the country and around the world here.  It’s better to RSVP. To RSVP or for more info.: www.NACACFAIRS.ORG/SAN-FRANCSICO

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

College Ambassador Meeting: 4/10 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 11th & 12th

Moving Up!  Getting Ready for Life After High School: 4/18 @ 4pm @ 2012 Pine St. SF: Free workshops on transition to college, healthy life styles, workforce readiness.  Free food & raffles to win a chromebook! Please RSVP with Vicki in RM 209 or email her: vkong@jcyc.org

For 11th:

The GPA Game: 4/11 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555: Is GPA really important in your college application process?  Why or why not? Come find out and enjoy a light snack!

Summer Start by JCYC Educational Talent Search: Every Tues. & Thur. from 6/12-6/28 @ 1:30pm-4pm @ CCSF Main Campus @ 50 Phelan Ave. MUB 357: To Prepare current juniors to get ready for senior year: free snacks, field trip on 6/20 and workshops on different topics you need to know.  To RSVP: talk to Vicki in RM 209.

Free College Fly-In Program: Some colleges start to put out free fly-in program to visit their campus in the fall.  This is a fun opportunity and you will learn a lot about their communities. Please check the updated College Fly-In Program list:http://galileoweb.org/college/flyin/

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  Check them out. https://scholarmatch.org/student  

For 12th:

FRISCO Day: 5/4: A district wide college transitional event for all seniors.  For seniors who will not be attending a 4-year college next year, they will all go to CCSF for different workshops and programs.  Please pick up a permission slip from RM 258F, or RM 209 or from your counselor. The form must be signed by parents and returned to RM 258F by 4/26.  For seniors who will go to a 4-year college, they will stay on campus and will go to a 4th period assembly.

Transition to College: 4/12 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555: Seniors, are you really ready to go to college?  What do you really need to know in order for you to enjoy the college years and graduate from it?  Come enjoy a refreshment and do fun and educational activities.

CCSF App. Workshop: 4/18 & 4/25 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, this is your last chance to apply for CCSF for fall 2018.

CCSF All-In-One Days: 4/21 & 4/28 @ 8:30am-3pm @ CCSF Main Campus: Earn priority registration by taking either or both English & Math placement exams, do orientation, and the counseling appt.  To RSVP: email: testing@ccsf.edu or call 415-239-3124. Must have CCSF ID so apply: ccsf.edu/apply

PEP @ Skyline College: 4/21 @ 8am-4pm @ Skyline College: This is an all-in-one day event where you can complete assessments, meet with an Academic Counselor, attend orientation, and tour the campus.  For more Q’s:skyoutreach@smccd.edu or call 650-738-7166. To register: skylinecollege.edu/pep

Funding Black Futures: Award Letter Review: 4/21 @ 10am-1pm @ Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA: This is a FREE event for African American seniors in the district.  This event will help you and your family to review and compare financial aid awards from your colleges to make a financially-informed decision by the 5/1 decision deadline.  Light breakfast & catered lunch provided & great raffle prizes! We can also help you complete FAFSA, finish community college apps. or answer any financial aid questions you still have.  To RSVP: tinyurl.com/blackfutures

Scholarship Awards: If you win any scholarship awards, please give Michael (RM 209) a copy of your notification or email him the info.: michaell@uaspire.org.  We will need this info. by 4/27 in order to print your name and scholarship award on the graduation program.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information. If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

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Weekly Bulletin – April 2 – 6, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 2 – 6, 2018

APRIL

Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day

April 1, 2018

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  APRIL:  April is the 4th month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, the fifth in the Julian Calendar, the first of four months to have 30 days, the second of five months to have a length of less than 31 days.  April is commonly associated with the season of autumn in parts of the Southern Hemisphere and spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the sesonal equivalent of October in the Southern Hemisphere and visa versa.

APRIL FOOLS’ DAY: April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting “April Fool” at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.

Aside from April Fools’ Day, the custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbour has historically been relatively common in the world.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

FRESHMEN HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Feshmen Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 9th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website. This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size. This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers. It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone. If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks! Bettie Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

FRESHMEN HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Freshmen Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 9th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.

 

AUDITIONS FOR GRADUATION SINGER(S)TO SING “THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER” will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 2:30pm in Room 555.  Once a singer(s) has/have been selected, rehearsals will be held during lunch in April and May as necessary.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Taylor in Room 555 or email him at taylorj@sfusd.edu.

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

School Resumes:  April 2, 2018

Chinese Karaoke Contest: Friday, April 20

Aloha Food Festivsl:  Friday, April 27

Spring Concert:  May 1

Graduation:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:00pm, Bill Graham Auditorium  

College & Career Center announcement for 3/19-4/8/18

 

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

Job Fair (Ages 14-24): 4/6 @ 2:30pm-5:30pm @ SF Public Library @ 100 Larkin St.: Get FREE help preparing your resume & learn interviewing tips, connect with local agencies & learn about employment program opportunities.  For more info.carmenw@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675. Pre-register for a chance to win raffle prizes! https://tinyurl.com.cycjobfair2018

Interested in volunteering part-time or full-time for one of the three leading candidates to be San Francisco’s next mayor? You can help any of these candidates with volunteer recruitment, phone banking, database management or strategizing. You will gain experience in the political sphere and with professional development.

For information about volunteering in London Breed’s campaign for mayor: flynn@londonformayor.com  or to apply:https://goo.gl/Hr2Ce2  

To volunteer for Jane Kim’s campaign for mayor: https://join.janekim.org/page/s/join-jane?source=nav  

And to help with Mark Leno’s campaign to become mayor: http://www.markleno.com/  

There are other candidates for mayor as well. So stay informed and get involved.

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF. Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018  Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip: tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

For 10th, 11th & 12th:

Moving Up!  Getting Ready for Life After High School: 4/18 @ 4pm @ 2012 Pine St. SF: Free workshops on transition to college, healthy life styles, workforce readiness.  Free food & raffles to win a chromebook! Please RSVP with Vicki in RM 209 or email her: vkong@jcyc.org

For 9th & 10th:

San Jose State University field trip: 4/3 @ 7:45am-4pm: You will be able to get a campus tour, housing tour, an EOP presentation, and FREE lunch in the dining hall.  It will be fun. First come first served basis. Please pick up a field trip form in RM 209 ASAP! If you have turned in a permission slip, see you at the Francisco St. entrance @ 7:45am.

For 9th:

Minds Matter: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. Apply by 4/6 online: http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/

For 11th:

Discover Swarthmore Info.: 4/4 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Are you interested in visiting Swarthmore College for free?!  This is one of the top private colleges in PA. It’s known for engineering and liberal arts.  Come check it out!

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  Check them out. https://scholarmatch.org/student  

For 12th:

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letter & Colleges You can Still Apply to: 4/4 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, bring your financial aid award letters and we will show you how to compare them.  If you still want to apply to 4-year colleges, you have options. Come talk to us!

Scholarship Awards: If you win any scholarship awards, please give Michael (RM 209) a copy of your notification or email him the info.: michaell@uaspire.org.  We will need this info. by 4/27 in order to print your name and scholarship award on the graduation program.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify. If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either onhttp://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin – March 19 – 23, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 19 – 23, 2018

SPRING

First Day of Spring

March 20, 2018

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  SPRING, SPRING BREAK:SPRING is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring, or vernal, equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.

Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Subtropical and tropical areas have climates better described in terms of other seasons, e.g. dry or wet, monsoonal or cyclonic. Spring is the time when many plants begin to grow and flower.

SPRING BREAK:Spring break is a vacational period in early Spring at universities and schools which started during the 1930s in the United States and is observed in some other mainly Western countries. Spring break is frequently associated with extensive gatherings and riotous partying in warm climate locations such as Daytona Beach, Florida and Cancun, Mexico, attended regardless of participants’ educational standings.

As a holiday it is variously known as Easter vacation, Easter holiday, April break, Spring vacation, mid-term break, study week, reading week, reading period, or Easter week, depending on regional conventions.

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

SENIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Senior Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 12th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website. This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size. This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers. It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone. If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks! Bettie Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

SENIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Senior Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 12th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

World Party: March 22, 5:30 PM (open to the whole community)

Student Talent Show: March 23

Spring Break:  March 26 – 30

School Resumes:  April 2, 2018

Chinese Karaoke Contest: Friday, April 20

Aloha Food Festivsl:  Friday, April 27

Spring Concert:  May 1

Graduation:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018  

College & Career Center announcement for 3/19-4/8/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

Golden State Technology Institute (Girls win scholarships!): 3/21 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This institute specializes in teaching students with no background in computer programming to be proficient technology professionals. How do we do it? By incorporating senior Silicon Valley programming professionals as instructors, a proven teaching methodology, and the latest technologies, we’ve created a comprehensive technology training and career mentorship program to show our students how to succeed in learning technology and excel in their careers. 92% of students who begin one of our certificate courses graduate. Within 12 months after graduating, 98% of Golden State graduates secure a job with a salary close to $100,000.  Girls you can win one of the 50 scholarships easily! Come check it out.

College Through Alumni Eyes by ScholarMatch: 3/21 @ 5pm-6:30pm @ 849 Valencia St. SF: An opportunity for high school students to ask current college students any and ALL questions about college! Not sure if you want to attend a CSU, UC, or private school? Undecided about your major? Interested in learning more about dorm life? Come join us and our college students.  Bring your curiosity & your friends! ***RSVP here so we can save you some PIZZA:tinyurl.com/ScholarMatchPanel  

Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation: 3/22 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Founded in 1997, Gnomon has specialized in training students for careers in the entertainment industry for over 20 years—we offer visual effects, games, and animation training for qualified students looking to break into the world of digital production.  We offer a 4-year accredited Bachelor’s degree (BFA), and a 2-year Vocational Certificate in Digital Production for students at our Los Angeles campus. We also run individual classes and a high school summer camp for students who wish to develop their artistic skillset.

SF Art Institute Open House: 3/24 @ 11am-3pm @ 717 Sutter St. SF: FREE Open House at a private comprehensive art university in SF.  The tour includes residence hall, campus, and art gallery. Presentation on financial aid and admission info. To RSVP: http://sfai.edu/events-calendar/2018/03/24

Job Fair (Ages 14-24): 4/6 @ 2:30pm-5:30pm @ SF Public Library @ 100 Larkin St.: Get FREE help preparing your resume & learn interviewing tips, connect with local agencies & learn about employment program opportunities.  For more info.carmenw@cycsf.org or call 415-752-9675. Pre-register for a chance to win raffle prizes! https://tinyurl.com.cycjobfair2018

Interested in volunteering part-time or full-time for one of the three leading candidates to be San Francisco’s next mayor? You can help any of these candidates with volunteer recruitment, phone banking, database management or strategizing. You will gain experience in the political sphere and with professional development.

For information about volunteering in London Breed’s campaign for mayor: flynn@londonformayor.com  or to apply:https://goo.gl/Hr2Ce2  

To volunteer for Jane Kim’s campaign for mayor: https://join.janekim.org/page/s/join-jane?source=nav  

And to help with Mark Leno’s campaign to become mayor: http://www.markleno.com/  

There are other candidates for mayor as well. So stay informed and get involved.

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF. Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018  Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip: tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

For 10th, 11th & 12th:

Skyline Community College: 3/20 @ 7:45am-3:30pm: Would you like to check out Skyline Community College to see if it is a “good fit” for you?  You will get to choose a fun class to sit in on, campus tour, free snacks, and lunch. We can take 44 students on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209). If you have turned in a completed permission slip, please meet us at the Francisco St. gate at 7:45am.   

For 11th & 12th:

YouthWorks: 3/21 @ Lunchtime @ Courtyard: Interested in a paid summer internship opportunity? Interested in exploring a career in public service? Interested in developing your job skills? SF YouthWorks is a unique youth internship program for 11th and 12th grade students that provides paid work experience in San Francisco City Government Departments (e.g. Police Department, Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), San Francisco International Airport, etc). During the summer session, interns are paid minimum wage ($15/ hr) and can work up to 20 hours per week. For more information, please visit us at www.sfyouthworks.org!

Moving Up!  Getting Ready for Life After High School: 4/18 @ 4pm @ 2012 Pine St. SF: Free workshops on transition to college, healthy life styles, workforce readiness.  Free food & raffles to win a chromebook! Please RSVP with Vicki in RM 209 or email her: vkong@jcyc.org

For 9th & 10th:

San Jose State University field trip: 4/3 @ 7:45am-4pm: You will be able to get a campus tour, housing tour, an EOP presentation, and FREE lunch in the dining hall.  It will be fun. First come first served basis. Please pick up a field trip form in RM 209 ASAP! If you have turned in a permission slip, see you at the Francisco St. entrance @ 7:45am.

For 9th:

Minds Matter: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. Apply by 4/6 online: http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/

For 11th:

GenesysWorks Interview Prep: 3/22 @ lunch time @ RM 210: If you have submitted an application for this paid internship, please come to this interview preparation.

Discover Swarthmore Info.: 4/4 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: Are you interested in visiting Swarthmore College for free?!  This is one of the top private colleges in PA. It’s known for engineering and liberal arts.  Come check it out!

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  Check them out. https://scholarmatch.org/student  

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program: Full scholarships to summer programs: apply by 3/21.  For more details:https://www.questbridge.org/

For 12th:

SF State Admission Info: 3/22 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have been accepted by SF State or have not heard from them about your application, please come to this info. session to ask your questions.

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letter & Colleges You can Still Apply to: 4/4 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, bring your financial aid award letters and we will show you how to compare them.  If you still want to apply to 4-year colleges, you have options. Come talk to us!

Prom Looks: Hair &make-up tricks: 3/24 @ 2pm @ Paul Mitchell School @ 1067 Folsom St. RSVP: text/call: 415-230-7404or email: MJOHNSON@SFIEC.EDU

Scholarship Awards: If you win any scholarship awards, please give Michael (RM 209) a copy of your notification or email him the info.: michaell@uaspire.org.  We will need this info. by 4/27 in order to print your name and scholarship award on the graduation program.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify. If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either onhttp://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – March 12 – 16, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 12 – 16, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2018

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  St. Patrick’s Day:  Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a celebration in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. The day of celebration, which marks the day of Saint Patrick’s death, was originally a religious holiday meant to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and made official by the Catholic Church in the early 17th century. Interestingly, Saint Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. He is believed to have been born in either Scotland or Wales and sold into slavery in Ireland as a child.

 

Although Saint Patrick’s Day has mostly evolved into a cultural celebration of the Irish heritage, certain traditions such as wearing green and shamrocks have prevailed. Leprechaun’s, a mythical type of fairy in Irish folklore also make an appearance during Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations.  Often depicted as little men, leprechauns are usually pictured with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Leprechauns are mischievous fairies known for playing jokes on people. But legend has it, if you catch one he will give you three wishes. Another saying is “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

JUJNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Junior Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website. This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size. This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers. It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone. If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks! Bettie Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

JUJNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The JUJNIOR Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Pi Day: March 14 during lunch in the courtyard

World Party: March 22, 5:30 PM (open to the whole community)

Student Talent Show: March 23

Spring Break:  March 26 – 30

School Resumes:  April 2, 2018

Chinese Karaoke Contest: Friday, April 20

Aloha Food Festivsl:  Friday, April 27

Spring Concert:  May 1  

College & Career Center announcement for 3/12-3/18/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

BlueStamp Engineering Summer Program: 3/15 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: This is a 6 week, hands-on, summer program where students create and build projects they are passionate about.  Past projects include hovercraft, 3D printed robotic arms, Amazon Alexa Projects, voice controlled robots, renewable energy projects, robotic automation, and many more. All projects the student makes are built-to-keep. In addition to the prototypes students build a digital portfolio that is their own to showcase their work and project – an excellent addition to college and job applications. Whether you have experience or think you might be interested in engineering and technology, BlueStamp is a great place to explore.

Interested in volunteering part-time or full-time for one of the three leading candidates to be San Francisco’s next mayor?  You can help any of these candidates with volunteer recruitment, phone banking, database management or strategizing.  You will gain experience in the political sphere and with professional development.

For information about volunteering in London Breed’s campaign for mayor: flynn@londonformayor.com or to apply: https://goo.gl/Hr2Ce2

To volunteer for Jane Kim’s campaign for mayor: https://join.janekim.org/page/s/join-jane?source=nav

And to help with Mark Leno’s campaign to become mayor: http://www.markleno.com/

There are other candidates for mayor as well. So stay informed and get involved.

12th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS): 4/7 @ 8:45am-4pm @ Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley: This opportunity includes networking with leading pharmacy professionals, exploring some of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, and learning about the diverse career paths in pharmacy. This daylong symposium will feature workshops, presentations, and panels to help answer any of your questions regarding a career in pharmacy. Registration is now open until Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:59PM, so register now to secure your spot! General Admission: $16.  For more details or to register: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~pills/NCPPS.html

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF. Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018  Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip: tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

College Ambassador Meeting: 3/13 @ lunch time @ RM 104: This is your weekly meeting.

For 10th, 11th, & 12th:

CCSF Dual Enrollment: 3/15 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Want to take FREE CCSF classes this summer and get text books for free as well? You can earn both HS and college credits from these classes.  Come check it out!

Skyline Community College: 3/20 @ 7:45am-3:30pm: Would you like to check out Skyline Community College to see if it is a “good fit” for you?  You will get to choose a fun class to sit-in on, campus tour, free snacks, and lunch. We can take 44 seniors, juniors, & sophomore on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from RM 209 ASAP.

For 11th & 12th:

Bloomberg Field Trip: 3/14 @ 11:30am-2pm: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bloomberg staff has organized a fun learning opportunity for our students.  They will also get to tour office and enjoy a free lunch while learning career readiness skills. This is open to 15-20 guys and girls on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209). If you have turned in a permission slip, meet in room 209 @ 11:30am.

For 9th & 10th:

San Jose State University field trip: 4/3 @ 7:45am-4pm: You will be able to get a campus tour, housing tour, an EOP presentation, and FREE lunch in the dining hall.  It will be fun. First come first served basis. Please pick up a field trip form in RM 209 ASAP!

For 9th:

Minds Matter: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students. Apply by 4/6 online: http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/

For 11th:

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  If you participate in their service, you may be eligible for a scholarship in your senior year. Check them out.  https://scholarmatch.org/student  

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program: Full scholarships to summer programs: apply by 3/21.  For more details:https://www.questbridge.org/

For 12th:

SF State Admission Info: 3/22 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: If you have been accepted by SF State, come find out what’s the next step.  If you have not heard from them about your application, please come to this info. session to ask your questions.

Prom Looks: Hair & Make-Up Tricks:3/24 @ 2pm @ Paul Mitchell School @ 1067 Folsom St. RSVP: text/call:415-230-7404 or email:MJOHNSON@SFIEC.EDU

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify. If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin – March 5 – 9, 2017

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

MARCH 5 – 9, 2018

SPIRIT

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  SPIRIT: A special attitude or frame of mind; a lively or brisk quality in a person or a person’s actions;the feeling, quality, or disposition characterizing something.  

ENJOY GALILEO’S SPIRIT WEEK!!

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

SOPHOMORE HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 10th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website.  This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size.  This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers.  It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone.  If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell

 

INTENT TO RETURN FOR FACULTY:  Teachers–Make sure you come to the Main Office to pick up your “Intent To Return” Form for next year, sign the list that indicates you picked up the form and the letter.  You can leave the form with me and I will get it to SFUSD Human Resources or you can send it yourself.  Let’s finish this task by Friday, March 2, 2018!!

STUDENTS

 

SOPHOMORE HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 10th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Spirit Week: March 5-9

Spirit Week Food Festival: March 9  

Boat Dance, March 10 (Spirit Week March 5-9)  

Pi Day: March 14

World Party: March 22, 5:30 PM (open to the whole community)

Student Talent Show: March 23

Spring Break:  March 26 – 30

School Resumes:  April 2, 2018  

College & Career Center announcement for 3/5-3/11/18

 

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

Girls Who Code Summer Program: 3/6 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Girls, do you want to be part of the cool tech trend and learn computer coding while making new friends?  Come check out this opportunity.

12th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS): 4/7 @ 8:45am-4pm @ Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley: This opportunity includes networking with leading pharmacy professionals, exploring some of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, and learning about the diverse career paths in pharmacy. This daylong symposium will feature workshops, presentations, and panels to help answer any of your questions regarding a career in pharmacy. Registration is now open until Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:59PM, so register now to secure your spot! General Admission: $16.  For more details or to register: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~pills/NCPPS.html

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018  Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip: tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

For 11th & 12th:

Bloomberg Field Trip: 3/14 @ 11:30am-2pm: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bloomberg staff has organized a fun learning opportunity for our students.  They will also get to tour office and enjoy a free lunch while learning career readiness skills.  This is open to 15-20 guys and girls on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209).

Skyline Community College: 3/20 @ 7:45am-3:30pm: Would you like to check out Skyline Community College to see if it is a “good fit” for you?  You will get to choose a fun class to sit in on, campus tour, free snacks, and lunch.  We can take 44 seniors and juniors on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209).

For 9th:

Minds Matter: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  Apply by 4/6 online: http://www.mindsmattersf.org/apply/

For 11th:

ScholarMatch: This non-profit agency can help you better prepare for the college process.  Check them out.  https://scholarmatch.org/student  

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program: Full scholarships to summer programs: apply by 3/21.  For more details:https://www.questbridge.org/

For 12th:

CCSF Resources Workshop: 3/8 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Seniors, if you plan to attend CCSF for fall of 2018, please come to this resource workshop.  We will connect you with 3 of their programs to help you be successful on their campus.  VIDA provides support for undocumented students, Metro Transfer Academy will give you the same type of support as if you’re attending a State college, Summer Bridge will offer a week of early start at CCSF to help you transition.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.   

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin – February 26 – March 2, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 26 – March 2, 2018

 

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

by Lorie Hill

March roars in like a lion

So fierce,

The wind so cold,

It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on

And Spring draws near,

And March goes out

Like a lamb so dear.

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

FRESHMEN HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Freshmen Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 9th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website.  This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size.  This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers.  It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone.  If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell

 

INTENT TO RETURN FOR FACULTY:  Teachers–Make sure you come to the Main Office to pick up your “Intent To Return” Form for next year, sign the list that indicates you picked up the form and the letter.  You can leave the form with me and I will get it to SFUSD Human Resources or you can send it yourself.  Let’s finish this task by Friday, March 2, 2018!!

STUDENTS

 

FRESHMENB HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Freshmen Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 9th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Spirit Week: March 5-9

Spirit Week Food Festival: March 9  

Boat Dance, March 10 (Spirit Week March 5-9)  

Pi Day: March 14

World Party: March 22, 5:30 PM (open to the whole community)

Student Talent Show: March 23  

College & Career Center announcement for 2/26-3/4/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

12th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS): 4/7 @ 8:45am-4pm @ Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley: This opportunity includes networking with leading pharmacy professionals, exploring some of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, and learning about the diverse career paths in pharmacy. This daylong symposium will feature workshops, presentations, and panels to help answer any of your questions regarding a career in pharmacy. Registration is now open until Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:59PM, so register now to secure your spot! General Admission: $16.  For more details or to register: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~pills/NCPPS.html

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open on 1/29: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018 Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip:tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

International Career Mentor Night: 3/1 @ 6pm-8pm @ World Affairs in downtown SF: A unique opportunity for high school and community college students to meet with Bay Area professionals who have experience in international development, journalism, government, education, law, business, human rights and global health. Not unlike speed dating, this is a mentoring workshop for high school and university students designed to allow you to ask questions and discuss career options with many seasoned professionals from various international fields in a series of rapid small group conversations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore what career options are available for the globally minded! Mentors are continuously updated, so please check back often.  TO RSVP: https://worldaffairs.tfaforms.net/352135

9th Annual Pre-Law Conference at UC Hastings: 3/3 @ 8:30am-4pm @ 198 McAllister Street, SF: This event is sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Pathways to Law.  This event is FREE for all attendees.  All food and beverages will be provided. Pathways to Law aims to expose college and high school students, as well as recent young graduates, to law school and the legal profession; to explain career options available with a law degree; and to discuss current issues that impact Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  The conference will feature distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways. The panels will cover legal careers in the public and private sectors – including firm attorneys, public interest attorneys, government attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel – as well as career paths outside the “traditional” practice of law.  Also, a panel of Bay Area law students will share their experiences from admission through graduation, and attendees will get a taste of law school through an interactive mock class. In addition to the panels, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with attorneys and law students during the lunch hour.  All attendees will be provided with a packet that will include tips on the admissions process and legal education.

All interested students, parents, teachers, and others are welcome.  Please register at https://www.aaba-bay.com/pathways  Walk-ins are welcome.  If you have any questions, please email Claire Choo at cchoo@dankolaw.com

Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program at UC Berkeley from 4/26-4/29 @ UC Berkeley: VISION is a 4-day, 3-night, all-expense-paid mentorship program that takes place annually in April where high school students from across California are invited to spend a weekend in Berkeley to explore, discuss, and learn about issues that affect Vietnamese and Vietnamese American communities as well as overarching challenges encountered across all cultures.  FREE: includes room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley. For any HS students with any GPA from any ethnic background.  Apply by: 3/3.  Apply on: http://tinyurl.com/vision2018mentee

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that empowers young women by providing different workshops and supports.  Time commitment is short.  Application deadline is ASAP.  For more details or to apply: http://www.sfoasis.org/

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 2/27 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

For 11th & 12th:

Bloomberg Field Trip: 3/14 @ 11:30am-2pm: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bloomberg staff has organized a fun learning opportunity for our students.  They will also get to tour office and enjoy a free lunch while learning career readiness skills.  This is open to 15-20 guys and girls on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209).

Skyline Community College: 3/20 @ 7:45am-3:30pm: Would you like to check out Skyline Community College to see if it is a “good fit” for you?  You will get to choose a fun class to sit in on, campus tour, free snacks, and lunch.  We can take 44 seniors and juniors on first come first served basis.  Please pick up a field trip form from Vicki (RM 209).

For 9th:

Minds Matter Info. & Application Workshop (9th only): 3/1 @ RM 104: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity

For 11th:

ScholarMatch Ambassador Night: 2/28 @ 5-6:30pm @ 849 Valencia Street: Come connect with and learn from our seasoned seniors about ScholarMatch’s services and how to get important support through your college application process. FREE pizza!  https://scholarmatch.org/students/calendar/

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program: Full scholarships to summer programs: apply by 3/21.  For more details:https://www.questbridge.org/

For 12th:

CCSF Placement Exam Results: If you have taken the CCSF Placement Exams and have signed up for an individual counseling appt. to receive your score.  Please be sure to be at Galileo for your appt.  An individual pass will be sent to you so that you can be excused from your for 15 min.  For questions, please ask Ms. S. Chan in room 258.

FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Application: You must submit either of these financial aid application forms for 4-year or 2-year colleges by 3/2. If you need help, please ask.

Transition to College Presentation for 12th grade parents (trilingual presentations): 2/28 @ 5:30pm-8pm @ Cafeteria: Seniors and parents: What do you do after college acceptance?  What should you do while you’re in college to make sure you can graduate from college?  We will explore this important topic over dinner.  Information is presented in Cantonese and English with Spanish translation.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.   

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – February 20 – 23, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 20 – 23, 2018

 

LUNAR NEW YEAR

February 16, 2018

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (simplified Chinese: 春节; traditional Chinese: 春節; pinyin: Chūn Jié) in modern China, and one of the Lunar New Years in Asia, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between the 21st of January and 20th of February. In 2018, the first day of the Lunar New Year was on Friday, 16 February, initiating the year of the Dog.

It is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals, with the largest annual mass human migration in the world. It is a major holiday in Greater China and has had strong influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mauritius, Australia, and the Philippines.

The New Year festival is centuries old and associated with several myths and customs. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honour deities as well as ancestors. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Lunar New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Lunar New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. In about one third of the Mainland population, or 500 million Northerners, dumplings (especially those of vegetarian fillings) feature prominently in the meals celebrating the festival.

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!!

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

SENIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Senior Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 12th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website.  This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size.  This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers.  It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone.  If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

SENIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Senior Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 12th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

BSU Spirit Week:  February 20 – 23

Spirit Week: March 5-9

Spirit Week Food Festival: March 9  

Boat Dance, March 10 (Spirit Week March 5-9)  

Pi Day: March 14

World Party: March 22, 5:30 PM (open to the whole community)

Student Talent Show: March 23  

College & Career Center announcement for 2/19-2/25/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open on 1/29: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018 Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip:tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

International Career Mentor Night: 3/1 @ 6pm-8pm @ World Affairs in downtown SF: A unique opportunity for high school and community college students to meet with Bay Area professionals who have experience in international development, journalism, government, education, law, business, human rights and global health. Not unlike speed dating, this is a mentoring workshop for high school and university students designed to allow you to ask questions and discuss career options with many seasoned professionals from various international fields in a series of rapid small group conversations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore what career options are available for the globally minded! Mentors are continuously updated, so please check back often.  TO RSVP: https://worldaffairs.tfaforms.net/352135

9th Annual Pre-Law Conference at UC Hastings: 3/3 @ 8:30am-4pm @ 198 McAllister Street, SF: This event is sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Pathways to Law.  This event is FREE for all attendees.  All food and beverages will be provided. Pathways to Law aims to expose college and high school students, as well as recent young graduates, to law school and the legal profession; to explain career options available with a law degree; and to discuss current issues that impact Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  The conference will feature distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways. The panels will cover legal careers in the public and private sectors – including firm attorneys, public interest attorneys, government attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel – as well as career paths outside the “traditional” practice of law.  Also, a panel of Bay Area law students will share their experiences from admission through graduation, and attendees will get a taste of law school through an interactive mock class. In addition to the panels, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with attorneys and law students during the lunch hour.  All attendees will be provided with a packet that will include tips on the admissions process and legal education.

All interested students, parents, teachers, and others are welcome.  Please register at https://www.aaba-bay.com/pathways  Walk-ins are welcome.  If you have any questions, please email Claire Choo at cchoo@dankolaw.com

Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program at UC Berkeley from 4/26-4/29 @ UC Berkeley: VISION is a 4-day, 3-night, all-expense-paid mentorship program that takes place annually in April where high school students from across California are invited to spend a weekend in Berkeley to explore, discuss, and learn about issues that affect Vietnamese and Vietnamese American communities as well as overarching challenges encountered across all cultures.  FREE: includes room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley. For any HS students with any GPA from any ethnic background.  Apply by: 3/3.  Apply on: http://tinyurl.com/vision2018mentee

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that empowers young women by providing different workshops and supports.  Time commitment is short.  Application deadline is ASAP.  For more details or to apply: http://www.sfoasis.org/

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 2/20 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

For 9th:

Minds Matter Info. & Application Workshop (9th only): 3/1 @ RM 104: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity

For 11th:

Students Rising Above Scholarship (SRA): 2/21 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship and get support to apply for college and get through college, come check out this opportunity!

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program: Full scholarships to summer programs: apply by 3/21.  For more details:https://www.questbridge.org/

For 12th:

FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Application: You must submit either of these financial aid application forms for 4-year or 2-year colleges by 3/2. If you need help, please ask.

Funding Black Futures: 2/20 @ 4pm @ Rm 104:  JCYC & uAspire are teaming up to help African American Seniors to complete the Financial Aid Application before the deadline! Free dinner and raffle prizes for attendees. Be sure to bring financial aid materials: 2016 taxes, SSN (if applicable), etc. For questions, email nleon@jcyc.org or visit Natalie at the Advising Hub Room 209.

Transition to College Presentation for 12th grade parents (trilingual presentations): 2/28 @ 5:30pm-8pm @ Cafeteria: Seniors and parents: What do you do after college acceptance?  What should you do while you’re in college to make sure you can graduate from college?  We will explore this important topic over dinner.  Information is presented in Cantonese and English with Spanish translation.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.   

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin – February 12 – 16, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 12 – 16, 2018

 

VALENTINE’S DAY

 

The exact origins of Valentine’s Day are difficult to determine, but there are indications that the holiday may have roots in both Roman and Norman tradition dating back to ancient Roman history and about 300 C.E. Between February 13 and 15 in ancient Rome, a holiday known as Lupercalia was celebrated. This was a rather brutal and violent festival during which men would slaughter animals, consume them and then use the animals’ hides to whip women as part of a fertility ritual. The festival also included a matchmaking process in which men and women would be paired up based on a random lottery.

 

The Norman holiday known as Galatin’s Day was celebrated around the same time in the calendar year, and this holiday’s similarity to the word ‘Valentine’ may also provide clues as to the modern holiday’s origins. Additionally, the word ‘Galatin’ means ‘lover of women,’ which points to the more romantic side of the modern Valentine’s Day.

Famous British authors such as Chaucer and Shakespeare may have been at least partially responsible for the holiday’s evolution into something sweet and romantic in spite of its dark Saturnalian origins. However, the modern Valentine’s Day is likely the responsibility of Hallmark, which started mass-producing cards for the holiday in 1913.

 

 

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION!!

  Wednesday, February 14, 2018  7:15am in the Main Office

 Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Juices, Donuts, Pastries, Fruit & Love!

            Compliments of the Social Committee

 

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

JUNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Junior Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website.  This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size.  This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers.  It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone.  If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

JUNIOR HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Junior Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 11th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

 

VALENTINE GRAMS: Senior class is selling Valentines Gram in Courtyard/ASB Student Store. Valentine Gram $2.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Love Fest- Valentine Marriage Booth: Feb. 14  at LUNCH

Galileo’s Birthday: Feb. 15  

Spirit Week: March 5-9

Spirit Week Food Festival: March 9  

Boat Dance, March 10 (Spirit Week March 5-9)  

Pi Day: March 14

World Party: March 22, 5:30 PM (open to the whole community)

Student Talent Show: March 23  

 

College & Career Center announcement for 2/12-2/18/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

11th Annual Pre-Health Conference: 2/17 @ 8am-4:30pm @ UC Berkeley: The AMSA Pre-Health Conference is comprised of a series of workshops throughout the day, hosted by professionals from a variety of fields in medicine and health. A few examples of workshops this year are suture clinics, UCSF Medical Student Panels, as well as presentations by professionals in Public Health, Medicine, Research, and many other health fields. Students can purchase tickets ($10-$15) at tinyurl.com/AMSAPHC2018.

ShadowNite at UC Berkeley: 3/8-3/10:  FREE three day, two night program in which we provide transportation directly from students’ high schools to the UC Berkeley campus. We provide housing and food and organize informative workshops to educate and provide Asian American students with resources to higher education as well as workshops that encourage youth involvement in the community. We strive to empower their identity as Asians and/or Pacific Islanders in America. It is an amazing opportunity for high school students to visit the UC Berkeley campus and to get a feel for the college environment.  For more details: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~reach/ Apply by 2/16 @ 11:59pm:  http://tinyurl.com/2018ssn

2018-19 TeenTech SF LEADERSHIP TEAM: 2/17 @ 10am-12pm @ SF Main Library:  All Bay Area middle and high school students are welcome to contact us at TeenTechSF@gmail.com if they are interested in joining the TeenTechSF leadership team. Please include your name, school, grade level and whether your interested in event planning, finance, communications, STEM workshops plus a brief description of the relevant tech or leadership experience/skills you have. We hold monthly planning meetings at The Mix at SFPL, 100 Larkin St, at the digital learning lab & maker space inside the SF Main Library from 10am-12pm on Saturday. Please join us on 2/17 if you would like to become part of the 2018-19 TeenTechSF leadership team!

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who’re curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open on 1/29: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018 Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip:tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

International Career Mentor Night: 3/1 @ 6pm-8pm @ World Affairs in downtown SF: A unique opportunity for high school and community college students to meet with Bay Area professionals who have experience in international development, journalism, government, education, law, business, human rights and global health. Not unlike speed dating, this is a mentoring workshop for high school and university students designed to allow you to ask questions and discuss career options with many seasoned professionals from various international fields in a series of rapid small group conversations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore what career options are available for the globally minded! Mentors are continuously updated, so please check back often.  TO RSVP: https://worldaffairs.tfaforms.net/352135

Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program at UC Berkeley from 4/26-4/29 @ UC Berkeley: VISION is a 4-day, 3-night, all-expense-paid mentorship program that takes place annually in April where high school students from across California are invited to spend a weekend in Berkeley to explore, discuss, and learn about issues that affect Vietnamese and Vietnamese American communities as well as overarching challenges encountered across all cultures.  FREE: includes room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley. For any HS students with any GPA from any ethnic background.  Apply by: 3/3.  Apply on: http://tinyurl.com/vision2018mentee

The Youth Theater Project (YTP): A FREE after school program providing high school students with PAID internships in theater.  During the 8 week program, we focus on collaborative play-making, improvisation, and stage skills as our participants work together to create and then perform in their own one-act plays. The San Francisco Mime Troupe is a Tony Award winning political theater company and during YTP, we allow our students to explore and expand their own political views: they have the chance to choose the content of their own show! The program begins on Feb. 12th and runs until April 10th. Our two respective groups meet three days a week (either M/W/F or Tues/Thurs/F) from 4:15-7:15 in our studio in the Mission @ 855 Treat Ave. On top of the social and performative skills that are gained in YTP, our participants also receive free meals during each class period and a small monetary incentive for transportation purposes. For more details or to apply: http://www.sfmt.org/workshops/youthproject.php

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that empowers young women by providing different workshops and supports.  Time commitment is short.  Application deadline is ASAP.  For more details or to apply: http://www.sfoasis.org/

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 2/13 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

For 9th:

Minds Matter Info. & Application Workshop (9th only): 3/1 @ RM 104: This is a free program that offers an adult professional mentor for the rest of your high school career.  They will also provide college prep. resources such as SAT prep, summer programs, college campus visit for free.  They look for low income and first generation to college students.  If you’re a freshman, please come check out this fantastic opportunity!

For 11th:

GenesysWorks Paid Internship App.: 2/13 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: If you want a paid internship and get support for college application as well as for financial aid application form, come check out this opportunity!

For 12th:

FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Workshop: 2/15 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on either of these financial aid application forms for 4-year or 2-year colleges.  If you have the 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.

CCSF Placement Exam: 2/13 @ 7:45am-2:30pm: If you have applied to CCSF for either the summer of 2018 or fall or 2018, have turned in a signed field trip form, please meet at the Francisco St. entrance.  We will take you to CCSF on a school bus to take the exam.

Funding Black Futures: 2/20 @ 4pm @ Rm 104:  JCYC & uAspire are teaming up to help African American Seniors to complete the Financial Aid Application before the deadline! Free dinner and raffle prizes for attendees. Be sure to bring financial aid materials: 2016 taxes, SSN (if applicable), etc. For questions, email nleon@jcyc.org or visit Natalie at the Advising Hub Room 209.

Transition to College Presentation for 12th grade parents (trilingual presentations): 2/28 @ 5:30pm-8pm @ Cafeteria: Seniors and parents: What do you do after college acceptance?  What should you do while you’re in college to make sure you can graduate from college?  We will explore this important topic over dinner.  Information is presented in Cantonese and English with Spanish translation.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.   

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

Weekly Bulletin – February 5 – 9, 2018

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 5 – 9, 2018

 

POLAR BEARS

 

Much has been in the news lately about Polar Bears, their changing habitats and climate change.  Polar bears have long thrived in one of the harshest climates on the planet.  But now global warming temperatures and thinning ice are threatening their habitat and their future.  The longer it takes for ice to form the longer polar bears have to fast beyond the summer months.  Many scientists now worry that polar bears may not survive.

 

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnelle1@sfusd.edu. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number: 415-345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $25–checks or cash welcome! Social Committee

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.    Mrs. Grinnell

 

NEW ACCOUNTANT:  Galileo’s former accountant, Eva,has been transferred to SOTA.  Our new accountant is Lisa and she will be at Galileo on Thursdays.  Her office will remain in Room 206.

 

COFFEE AND COOKIES: Support Special Education by purchasing a cup of fresh roasted coffee $1.25 and cookies $.25. Available daily 7:45am all year long in either room 214 or 212. (alternating bi-weekly)

If you would like to use our delivery service please call x3214 or x3212.

Thanks!! Ms. Meghan & Ms.Nobello

 

SOPHOMORE HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly will be this Thursday during homeroom in the Auditorium.  All 10th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium on Thursday as soon as the bell rings. Homeroom Assemblies will continue through the end of May.  Check the bulletin each week for the schedule.

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS:  On sale now in the ASB Office (Room 150);  teacher & staff discount is $25.

 

TEACHER LOCATOR:  The Current Teacher Locator is now posted on the Galileo Website.  Check the Staff Support Area on the website.  This document will be updated daily.

 

STAFF PHONE DIRECTORY:  The current Staff Phone Directory is now posted on the Galileo website in the Staff Support Area.  There are 2 versions which you can print out–legal size and letter size.  This document will be updated as needed.

 

TEACHER VOICEMAIL:  It is important for parents to contact their students’ teachers.  If you have not set up your email, please see me and I can help facilitate this.  It is important for parents to be able to contact their child’s teachers.  It takes 2-3 minutes and we can do it at my desk.

 

TEACHER EMERGENCY CARDS:  Hi All– It is so important that we have current information on your emergency card about who to contact in an emergency.  With so many new staff this year it has been challenging to reach out to everyone.  If I did not give you an emergency card to complete, please see me.  Thanks!                                            Bettie Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

SOPHOMORE HOMEROOM ASSEMBLY:  The Sophomore Homeroom Assembly Will be this Thursday during Homeroom.  All 10th Grade Homeroom Teachers should bring their students to the Auditorium as soon as the bell rings.  

 

GALILEO GEEK SQUAD: Interested in troubleshooting technology issues? Want to assist with the technology program and procedures during your free time at Galileo? Need IT or Tech experience for college/career? Looking for a fun and easy way to get Media Arts or Computer Science extra credit? JOIN GALILEO’S GEEK SQUAD!!! Geek Squad will spend their free periods being responsible for many of the technology issues that arise throughout the day at Galileo. Geek Squad will work on Chromebooks, MacBooks, PCs, iMacs, audio systems, SmartBoards, technology lab and carts, and miscellaneous tech items. Geek Squad members will receive a letter grade for their TA period as well as a signed letter of recommendation from a technology teacher to use on college and job applications. See Ms. Z in Room 260A for more information!

 

GALILEO BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS: ASB is selling  Galileo black hoodie sweatshirts. You can buy them from ASB officers during lunch.  Cost is $40.

 

VALENTINE GRAMS: Senior class is selling Valentines Gram in Courtyard. Valentine Gram $2.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Love Fest- Valentine Marriage Booth: Feb. 14  at LUNCH

Galileo’s Birthday: Feb. 15  

Spirit Week: March 5-9

Spirit Week Food Festival: March 9  

Boat Dance, March 10 (Spirit Week March 5-9)  

Pi Day: March 14

College & Career Center announcement for 2/5-2/11/18

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

FIDM: 2/7 @ 11:45am @ Galileo Courtyard: Students, are you creative? Or, are you interested in Business? Would you like to find out how your interests can become a successful career? Come meet a College Representative from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.  There will be information about FIDM’s Bachelors and Associate degree programs, study abroad, internships, summer programs, career placement and more.

AB540 Conference: 2/8 @ 11:45am @ RM 104: A conference to empower and encourage undocumented high school students to pursue higher education.

FREE Career Day Panel & Pizza Dinner for Teens: 2/9 @ 5:45pm-8pm @ Salesforce Cafe located at 121 Spear St., SF: Do you wonder what it’s like to be a software engineer or a chef or a graphic designer, or an entrepreneur, or a cosmetologist?  You get to meet all these professionals in one place with pizza dinner and raffle prizes.  Must RSVP by 2/6 @ 12pm: https://e.sparxo.com/CareerDay2018    

15th Annual HS Outreach Conference: 4/28 @ 8:30am-4pm @ UCSF on 513 Parnassus Ave. SF: FREE event for 400 HS students who are curious about the medical profession.  You will spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF.  Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school.  Registration is open on 1/29: tinyurl.com/HSOC2018 Registration code: UCSFHSOC2018.  This is a popular event, so register soon.  You will also need to complete a parent permission slip:tinyurl.com/hsoc2018permissionslip

Vietnamese Student Association’s (VSA) VISION Program at UC Berkeley from 4/26-4/29 @ UC Berkeley: VISION is a 4-day, 3-night, all-expense-paid mentorship program that takes place annually in April where high school students from across California are invited to spend a weekend in Berkeley to explore, discuss, and learn about issues that affect Vietnamese and Vietnamese American communities as well as overarching challenges encountered across all cultures.  FREE: includes room & board at UC Berkeley and BART tickets to Berkeley. For any HS students with any GPA from any ethnic background.  Apply by: 3/3.  Apply on: http://tinyurl.com/vision2018mentee

2018-19 TeenTech SF LEADERSHIP TEAM:  All Bay Area middle and high school students are welcome to contact us atTeenTechSF@gmail.com if they are interested in joining the TeenTechSF leadership team. Please include your name, school, grade level and whether your interested in event planning, finance, communications, STEM workshops plus a brief description of the relevant tech or leadership experience/skills you have. We hold monthly planning meetings at The Mix at SFPL, 100 Larkin St, at the digital learning lab & maker space inside the SF Main Library from 10am-12pm on Saturday. Please join us on 2/17 if you would like to become part of the 2018-19 TeenTechSF leadership team!

The Youth Theater Project (YTP): A FREE after school program providing high school students with PAID internships in theater.  During the 8 week program, we focus on collaborative play-making, improvisation, and stage skills as our participants work together to create and then perform in their own one-act plays. The San Francisco Mime Troupe is a Tony Award winning political theater company and during YTP, we allow our students to explore and expand their own political views: they have the chance to choose the content of their own show! The program begins on Feb. 12th and runs until April 10th. Our two respective groups meet three days a week (either M/W/F or Tues/Thurs/F) from 4:15-7:15 in our studio in the Mission @ 855 Treat Ave. On top of the social and performative skills that are gained in YTP, our participants also receive free meals during each class period and a small monetary incentive for transportation purposes. For more details or to apply: http://www.sfmt.org/workshops/youthproject.php

Oasis for Girls: This is a non-profit organization that empowers young women by providing different workshops and supports.  Time commitment is short.  Application deadline is ASAP.  For more details or to apply: http://www.sfoasis.org/

College Ambassador (CA) Meeting: 2/6 @ 12:20pm @ RM 104: This is your usual weekly meeting.

For 11th & 12th:

The API Youth Leadership Council (APIYLC): a new Community Youth Center (CYC) program starting in 2018. The program consists of weekly workshops that encourage leadership development, community involvement, and civic engagement in API youth. These workshops will touch on social issues by addressing specific topics such as race and gender, issues in the queer community, mental health awareness, and even legacies of colonialism, such as capitalism. By the end of the program, the youth will be challenged to develop their own workshops so that they can gain experience in how to be peer leaders and educators themselves. They will also be expected to complete a service learning project and develop their own campaign surrounding voter registration in the city. The program will go until mid-June and the workshops will take place every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm (time adjustable to accommodate youth) at CYC’s 11th Avenue office in the Richmond district of San Francisco.  Completion of, and active participation in this program will earn each youth a $900 stipend. Application deadline: ASAP.  To access application: tinyurl.com/CYCYLC18

For 11th:

GenesysWorks Paid Internship App.: 2/6/18 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: Juniors, if you want a paid internship and get support for college application as well as for financial aid application form, come check out this opportunity!

For 12th:

FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Workshop: 2/7 & 2/15 @ 2:15pm @ RM 104: Come work on either of these financial aid application forms for 4-year or 2-year colleges.  If you have the 2016 income tax return, please bring it with you.

CCSF Placement Exam with extended time: 2/8 @ 7:45am-2:30pm: If you have applied to CCSF for either the summer of 2018 or fall or 2018, have turned in a signed field trip form, please meet at the Francisco St. entrance.  We will take you to CCSF on a school bus to take the exam.

CCSF Placement Exam: 2/13 @ 7:45am-2:30pm: If you have applied to CCSF for either the summer of 2018 or fall or 2018, have turned in a signed field trip form, please meet at the Francisco St. entrance.  We will take you to CCSF on a school bus to take the exam.

Scholarship Scam: if you get a call telling you that you’ve won a scholarship or that they are calling from the federal dept. to give you a scholarship, and they need your bank account information, please DON’T give out your parents’ nor your own information.  If you’re not sure that is a scam, please talk to a counselor or an advisor to verify.   If you’re told to pay to apply for a scholarship, that’s a scam.   

uAspire can help you with financial aid related questions.  Turn in your uAspire consent forms to Michael in room 209 to receive financial aid help.

If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, please check the updated Scholarship List either on http://galileoweb.org/college/scholarships/ or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center (RM 258).

Supporting you every step of the way for the college application process, just ask for help!

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

 

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